Seattle's The Girls and Das Llamas hit the Avalon Bar in Costa Mesa last night, the furthest stop South on their short West Coast tour, for two high energy sets in the tiny shoe box of a bar. Set up in the back corner booth area and part of the walkway to the bathrooms, both bands performed in almost complete darkness to a small yet eager crowd who usually don't get treated to live performances at this local watering hole.
The Girls, who I was eager see based on the recommendations of the former Catheter and current Tall Bird, Davey Brozowski, did not let me down with their early-Cars meets Richard Hell and The Voidoids synthed-up garage punk that any fan of The Briefs, The Spits, or The Lost Sounds (R.I.P.) would gravitate to.
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Das Llamas are currently supporting their debut full length, World War, which was released earlier this year on the Seattle label, Aviation Records, and The Girls who haven't put anything new out in US since their 2004 self-titled release on Dirtnap, are apparently working on a new album, if that's what you take "making the final moves on" to mean.